Apartment Building, Cars Shot in Separate Shootings in SE DC

Residents in two Southeast Washington neighborhoods are on high alert after bullets from two separate shooting struck homes, windows and cars.

Someone opened fire along Naylor Road at about 10 p.m. Thursday. The bullets pierced a window, entering an occupied apartment. 

A woman and several children were sleeping inside the apartment when the bullets came through the front window. 

"She said, 'I was sleep Mr. Trantham. When I woke up, all I saw was dust and smoke coming down from the ceiling.'," said Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Paul Trantham. 

No one was injured, but residents say the incident could have ended tragically. 

"They didn't shot nothing but this front widow and this side wall, which leads to our hallway. Anybody could've been walking in that hallway," one resident said. 

Police are also looking into another shooting that happened around the same time. A number of cars parked at the Stanton Glenn Apartments in Southeast D.C. were shot. 

It's not clear whether the two incidents are connected or whether either building was targeted. 

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